Sydenham Botanic Park

A community driven development

Subtropical Fruit and Nut

Cherimoya fruit, native to the Andes. Photo: Wikipedia.

Cherimoya fruit, native to the Andes.
Photo: Wikipedia.

Members of SBP Advisory Group met with subtropical fruit expert Pat Sale in October 2013 to discuss sub-tropical fruit and nut trees. Pat has been involved in many subtropical fruit industries and was awarded the Bledisloe Cup for fruitgrowing in 2003. The list below is by no means exhaustive. The main aim was to create an interesting list of low maintenance species that could be considered for future planting in the park and as a useful guide for the local community.

Thanks to Frank some mature specimens can already be seen in the park today: Avocado (Persea americana), Walnut (Juglans regia) and White Sapote (Pouteria sapota).

Easy care fruit trees (Subtropical/ Mediterranean):
Avocado
Guava – Mountain
Babico
Feijoa
Citrus – Naval Oranges, NZ Grapefruit, Satsuma, Tangelo, Tahitian Lime.
Persimmon
Pomegranate – fruit may not ripen depending on site.
Banana – need sun and shelter.
Olives
Cherimoya
Loquat
White Sapote
Fig

Nut Trees:
Macadamia
Pecan
Almonds
Pistachio
Walnut

Other:
Passionfruit – short lived but can be prolific.

*All do better with sun and shelter. Some tree species Hilfe motivationsschreiben studium need two for pollination to fruit.

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